Nobody asked me to resign, my tenure ends in June, says Emefiele

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The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday in Abuja stated that his tenure in office as CBN governor will end in June, 2019.

When asked by journalists to react to news that he has been sacked or asked to leave office in two weeks time, the CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele who was his usual ebullient self said “at least you can see me, I am doing my work, my tenure expires in June and at least let’s continue.”

He noted that even if he leaves at the end of his first tenure “the intervention programmes of the CBN has been on since 1978 and it has moved from one governor to another I am very optimistic that even if another governor comes, no right-thinking person will abandon an initiative that is laudable and that is meant to create jobs for the good of our country.”

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Monday dismissed claims that the CBN governor has been sacked.

Director Corporate Communications of the CBN Isaac Okorafor said that “the governor is in his office working,” while another official of the CBN also said that “there is nothing like that, the governor is here, his tenure expires in June.”

An online medium had reported on Monday afternoon that the CBN governor has been sacked by the presidency and given two weeks to clear his table and “handover to an unnamed successor.”

President of National Cotton Association of Nigeria Anibe Achimugu at the textile stakeholders meeting in Abuja told the CBN governor that “we give God the glory that you are sitting here today. You have done well, we are praying that even with our own intervention, that you will do a lot more by the grace of God.“

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